Virgo is the 6th Zodiac sign of the 12. They’re born during the days when summer is winding down, from August 23rd to September 22nd. This sign is based on the Earth element and is ruled by Mercury. As such, Virgos are very creative people, and many of them pursue careers with a creative aspect, such as writing, art, or even as a chef. They work very well both in groups and independently and are often met with success based on their judgments in their creative fields.
Virgos have many good traits, the most prominent being that they’re very analytical and organized. They like to compartmentalize things into neat boxes to stay on top of everything. Combine their meticulous organizational skills with their impeccable work ethic, and you have a Virgo work machine. They aren’t afraid of spending extra time and effort during the grind to success. Virgos are also one of the kindest Zodiac signs. They’re very empathetic and always put others before themselves. They have a very fierce love for their family members and don’t tolerate any sort of harm or negativity towards them.
Although Virgos have a sweet disposition, they still have many negative traits that tend to take over from time to time. Virgos are far from the best, and there are several reasons for that. While it’s impossible to go into everything, here are the 10 main reasons Virgo is the worst zodiac sign.
10Your Shyest Friend
All of the stars and signs are known for one specific trait, and Virgos are known to be introverts and very quiet people. They have trouble making new friends and avoid putting themselves out there if possible. Even normal interactions throughout their day-to-day lives seem to put stress on their minds and bodies. A Virgo may have trouble standing up to speak in front of their own friends, so you can imagine how they must feel in front of a crowd of people they don’t know. A Virgo is your shyest friend, and that can lead to problems in itself.
Because of their shyness, Virgos like to stay in places they’re most comfortable with. They’d rather spend a night in than go out and party in a club, even among friends. They also prefer things they know they’d like, meaning they don’t like to try new foods or experiences. This can be limiting on themselves, but also to the people they hang out with. It can be a drag on the group when one person doesn’t want to do something that everyone else wants to.
Even though being shy isn’t necessarily the worst trait a person can have, it can become a problem if it starts to affect the people around them. If you have a shy Virgo friend, you can encourage them to come out of their shell by taking small steps into an extroverted way of life. Spending one day out of the week doing things that allow them to socialize with people more can help the situation.
9Too Proud for Their Own Good
Virgos are usually very shy, and this quality affects their lives in more ways than one. While it wouldn’t be fair to say that they have less fun because of it, you can say that they miss out on more opportunities in some sense. Their shyness inhibits them from meeting new people willingly. However, their quiet nature isn’t the only thing that stops them from connecting with people. Another trait they possess with similar results is their pride. Virgos are often too proud to ask for help. Regardless of how much they need it or how lost they feel, a Virgo would rather fail a test than ask their unknown classmate to repeat what the professor said. This is both because they don’t want their pride to take a hit, and also because they’re just too shy.
A Virgo’s pride also puts their relationships under some strain. While they’re great partners in the sense that they know how to listen well and are very caring, they lose a lot of points when it comes to admitting that they’re wrong about something. They might try to diffuse the situation in a few ways, but ultimately, they won’t accept responsibility because of their high level of pride. Living with a Virgo or getting into a relationship with a Virgo involves getting used to them always wanting to get the last word in. Virgos are shy, but full of pride, and that’s why Virgo is the worst Zodiac sign.
8All Work and No Play
If there’s one good thing you can say about a Virgo, it’s that they aren’t afraid to work hard. In fact, Virgos are some of the hardest working stars out there. There’s not a lazy bone in their body, especially when it comes to long-term goals. When they know what they want, they’re ready to go all out to achieve it. Virgos don’t cut any corners in these cases, nor do they wait around for success to come to them. They work hard, but do they play hard? Not quite. Virgos are notorious for being workaholics; they don’t know how to find a good balance between work and their home life. Though their tough spirit is a great asset in the workplace, it doesn’t do much for them at home. They enjoy spending long days and even longer nights hacking away at their desks towards a “near” success.
You can probably tell where this is going. Even though a Virgo is great at their work, they can’t carry that over at home. Their long hours and commitment to their career mean they spend less time with their loved ones, setting up the stage for arguments about what’s more important. Dealing with a Virgo partner who forgets to leave work at work can be difficult in the beginning, but carefully giving an explanation seems to do the trick. Virgos are very good listeners, so voicing your opinion is important for solving this issue.
7Sense and Sensibility
Speaking of sharing emotions, this is another thing that Virgos can work on. Remember how Virgos have a strong sense of pride? That comes back into play here. They don’t like to talk about their feelings, even with people they love and trust. Becoming vulnerable is too embarrassing for them, and they’d rather just pretend those feelings aren’t there than try and open that can of worms.
There’s always a hard battle going on between the sense and sensibility in a Virgo. Their heart experiences those feelings of happiness or sadness, but their mind tells them it’s not important. They also tend to think they’re being dramatic when they want to express themselves. Everyone should know that expressing how you feel isn’t a weakness or something to be ashamed of. Talking to someone can relieve some of the stress and anxiety you’re feeling, but Virgos don’t believe in that. That being said, Virgos make great listeners for others, but bad orators for themselves.
If you’ve ever dated a Virgo, you’ve probably felt that they don’t talk much about how they’re feeling, even if you ask them. They avoid the topic, change the subject, or say that they don’t want to talk about it straight out. Dealing with this is frustrating because you want to help but have to go through an invisible wall to do it. Once you disarm a Virgo, though, they’re very grateful, and you should see an improvement in their behavior and mood almost immediately.
6Their Own Worst Enemy
Virgos may play hard-to-get when it comes to sharing their feelings, but nothing’s harder than how hard they are on themselves. They’re extremely critical of their work in all aspects of their life, whether it’s for a paying job or just a fun hobby. They notice very small details that others would have overlooked and can’t seem to let go until it’s taken care of. This Virgo quality of being hypercritical puts them under lots of stress for something that isn’t very important in the grand scheme of things. Virgos are quite literally their own worst enemy, as they strive for perfection in every area, a goal that’s surely impossible to meet.
Virgo’s sense of perfectionism is good in some sense; they notice small things and catch mistakes in their work before others can. But most of the time, as soon as they notice the problem, their confidence goes down a few notches. Then, instead of fixing the problem, they focus all of their energy on how badly they’ve messed up. They continue to put themselves down this way until it becomes a serious issue for them.
When a Virgo is being extra critical of themselves, the best thing to do is to provide them with reassurance. Remind them of their previous achievements and show them that they’re just worrying too much. They definitely have the potential to do great things, given their impeccable work ethic, but sometimes, a Virgo just needs a cheerleader on the side to keep them going.
5Also Your Worst Critic
Virgos like perfection in all parts of their life. They’re quick to notice tiny flaws and don’t shy away from pointing them out to others. They make a good team player because they don’t mind being the voice of reason in the group about how successful a plan is really going to be. However, sometimes they can be too forthcoming about what they think is right, so much so that they end up being a voice of constant criticism instead of constructive criticism. A Virgo is extremely critical of others and oftentimes judges people based on their past mistakes.
They don’t really provide solutions to the problems, but they do tell you that you have them. Obviously, this annoying, and not to mention rude, a quality that Virgo has gets them into a lot of trouble most of the time. Oftentimes, people are not open to criticism, no matter how well-intentioned and thoughtful. A partner who has to deal with a Virgo also has to deal with their constant nagging or their constant negative comments about how you’re living your life. This understandably puts a strain on the relationship and may even end it quicker than most.
Approaching a Virgo about cutting back on the criticism is never easy, but it has to be done. Without confrontation, a Virgo likely won’t realize how much they’re actually going at it, so confrontation brings awareness to that. Instead of turning the tables on a Virgo and criticizing them for their criticism, try explaining to them how it makes you feel when they say that to you. The more you can explain yourself to them, the more likely it is that they’re going to get the message.
Have you ever met someone who just always notices the things you don’t want them to see? They focus so much on the little things that they lose sight of the main picture. This is another trait that makes Virgo the worst Zodiac sign. Virgos are incredibly picky in everything. From their partners to their clothing, they spend a lot of time picking and choosing. Unfortunately, if you’re not up to the Virgo standard anymore, you’re going to be left quickly and efficiently. That’s just how Virgos work.
Virgos love to nit-pick and perfect different aspects of their life. Partners of this Zodiac sign may feel that Virgos often overstep their boundaries and begin to nit-pick at some of their own qualities as well. After a long period in a relationship, Virgos begin to branch out and start nagging on small things they want their partner to change. While the relationship is still running smoothly as it is, a Virgo can nag and nag about the little stuff until the connection is on the rocks. While this is normal Virgo behavior, it still doesn’t make the situation easier to deal with.
A lot of times Virgos just need a firm reminder of what they’re doing to bring their attention off of the little things and on to the big picture. Constantly reminding them that they’re starting to nit-pick and nag again can help the situation. However, some Virgos become sensitive to this issue, as perfectionism makes up a big part of who they are.
3Irked by Incompetence
We can all remember a time when we felt out of place. Whether it was as the new kid in school, or when you visited a foreign country, sometimes you just lack the knowledge and skills to have a good experience. That’s why it’s important to have a helping hand during those times. However, don’t expect to get help from a Virgo, especially on things you can learn on your own. While Virgos are generally nice people, they don’t do well with people who are incompetent or just aren’t very smart.
Virgos are hardworking, and they think everyone else should put in the hard work to become just as talented as them. They don’t understand that everyone has different ways of learning and different learning capacities altogether. This means that Virgos often come across as rude or insensitive when they make a big deal out of helping someone during their first day on the job. If they don’t think you’re smart, a Virgo is definitely going to let you know.
If you’re a Virgo, and you want to control this aspect of your personality, the best way to do it is to fully dive into assisting people of all skill types. The more you help others, even if you feel annoyed by how slow the process is, the more likely you are to get rid of that air of pride and annoyance. Being courteous and friendly with more than just your close friends is a sign of a well-rounded and mature adult, which we all should strive to be.
2See It to Believe It
Another negative quality that many Virgos have is their high level of skepticism. This is something they carry with them throughout their life, and for many Virgos, it only gets worse with age. They don’t believe in the gossip or he-said-she-said stories of people, which is a good thing. But the problem starts when they rely solely on their own observations and understandings to reach a conclusion. You may be wondering how this is a negative quality, but after thinking deeply, you’re going to agree.
When you always have to use your own judgment to understand things, firstly, it shows everyone that you’re very full of yourself and doesn’t trust anything anyone says. You’re basically undermining everyone else’s ability to think correctly and are ultimately saying that you need to see it believe it. Secondly, you also come across as someone who’s very high maintenance. For you to accept the quality and truth of something, it needs to be done before your eyes, or else it didn’t happen. It’s kind of off-putting, both in a professional and personal sense.
Being skeptic of certain things is fine, but becoming skeptical to the point of having a suspicion at every corner is not. Virgos should work on building some of that trust with their coworkers and partners to lessen their skepticism. The more open they are to believing people, the more open people become with them and see them as a genuinely kind person. Without that, Virgos are skeptical beyond any other Zodiac sign.
1Hidden in a High Castle
Virgos have many qualities that make them difficult to deal with, but the one that’s probably the most taxing and stressful is their guarded nature. This is a combination of many things. Their pride combines with their shyness and their thoughts of mind over matter to create a barrier around their personality. It takes a lot to break through to a Virgo and have them truly open to you. Making a Virgo friend is no problem; the problem starts when you want to deepen your friendship. The same thing goes for a romantic relationship. You can tell a Virgo your deepest secret, only to find out that they’re not willing to share their own with you. They keep their secrets under lock-and-key, and that safety is also hidden under wraps, just to keep people out.
It may feel like a Virgo’s heart is hidden in a high castle, and that’s true to some degree. But crossing the bridge and taking a step inside involves commitment and trust. You have to make your Virgo feel like they can trust you, regardless of if they share intimate secrets with you or not. It feels like a shot in the dark, but it’s more beneficial than you think. Earning their trust and showing them that you care also plays into their “seeing is believing” nature, so it’s truly the best way to go when you want to take things to the next level. Being in a relationship of any kind with a Virgo is hard work, which is why Virgo is the worst Zodiac sign ever.
Virgos are complicated, closed off, shy friends you have in your circle. If you’re dating a Virgo, or even if you’ve just met one, you can probably find at least three of the above-mentioned traits in them. The nature of a Virgo is funny because a lot of their traits deal with opposites. While Virgos are naturally very kind, they don’t take kindly to people who they perceive as lower than them in terms of smarts. They’re going to ridicule them or just ignore them completely. Similarly, a Virgo has the perfect shoulder to cry on when it comes to listening to their friend’s problems. But when it’s their own turn to share and get stuff off their chest, they’re tightly closed and reveal small portions over the course of several years.
While Virgos have many traits that make them the worst, they also have a lot that makes them the best. Figuring out the secret to Virgo friendship and romantic relationships involve being patient and proving your trust. Virgos are also great at reading people and seeing through lies, so they’re going to know if you’re faking it or trying to deceive them. Win the heart of Virgo through your love, and you’re likely to have a partner for life. Try to trick them, however, and you’re in for a pretty rough ride.